|School||Ayanagi Gakuen High School Division|
|Department|| Musical Department (Candidate)|
Vocal Department (Previously)
|Class|| 1-C (Season 1)
|Manga||Chapter 4: Act 4|
|Anime||Season 1 Act 4|
"Team Otori, sounds just like a dropout team." - Ugawa Akira
Ugawa has bright pink eyes and pink hair that is slightly curly. His bangs curl to the left.
In his school uniform, Ugawa wears his tie loose and blazer unbuttoned.
In his training attire, he wears a white zip hoodie with black trims on the pockets and a black line that starts at his shoulders and goes all the way down the sleeves. His hoodie is zipped all the way up and he wears a pink shirt inside. He wears a pair of white pants which stop below his knee and a pair of white dancing shoes.
Ugawa is the kind of person who is not afraid to speak his mind without thinking of the consequences. He looks down on those who are not talented, going as far as to insult them to their face. However, the rest of Team Hiragi points out that he's not a bad guy even though he is like that.
Ugawa completely respects Tatsumi and calls him Tatsumin. He takes Tatsumi's scoldings seriously as seen when he stopped taunting Team Otori after receiving a look from him.
Although Tatsumi acknowledges that Ugawa sometimes says too much, he will still stand by him, saying he's not a bad person.
Ugawa and Inumine are classmates, teammates, and roommates. Ugawa finds it hard to relax when they are together. He, along with the rest of Team Hiragi, believe Inumine is useless for anything except musicals.Season 1 Act 4, Ugawa said that Tsukigami was teamed with a bunch of failures and was just riding on his brother's fame. He also said that by having a genius older brother, it's to be expected that Tsukigami would become twisted. Furious, Tsukigami attempted to punch Ugawa but was stopped by Hoshitani. Because Ugawa continued to insult Tsukigami, both teams got involved and the fight turned physical. It only ended because of Hiragi's intervention.
Since then, Tsukigami and Ugawa have been on better terms. Ugawa has occasionally expressed his concerns for Tsukigami when the latter has been pushing himself too hard. He comments that working too hard isn't a good thing, worries about whether Tsukigami is okay and asks if it is hard for Tsukigami to go to the training camp organized by Haruto and the Ancient.
Because of their confrontational personalities, the two frequently argue whenever they are together. It is usually Ugawa who starts a fight (by insulting Team Otori) and Tengenji who escalates it (by becoming physical).
The first time they fought was in Season 1 Act 4, when Ugawa insulted Tsukigami. Although Hoshitani stopped Tsukigami's punch and Sawatari attempted to defuse the situation, Tengenji couldn't forgive Ugawa for making a fool of his teammates. Both teams got involved as he put Sawatari in a chokehold and grabbed Ugawa's collar. It only ended because of Hiragi's intervention.
- His Zodiac sign is Taurus.
- He addresses Tatsumi as 'Tatsumin' and Sawatari as 'Saru-kun' (lit. 'Monkey-kun' because the kanji character '申' in Sawatari's name means monkey).
- He is roommates, classmates, and teammates with Inumine.
- His bed is the top bunk.
- He is often confronted by Toraishi about how he treats Tatsumi and Sawatari differently than he does everyone else. He purposely ignores Toraishi and changes the subject every time.
- In his defense, he is not scared of ghosts or demons, he just doesn't like bloody scenes as people tend to die horribly in horror movies.
- When he is scared, his Kansai dialect comes out.
- When he is in an ominous situation, he will chant Toraishi’s name repeatedly because, as Toraishi always chases away Inumine when needed, Ugawa considers Toraishi to be a charm against evil spirits.
- In 'AYANAGI Animal Park Series', his animal motif is the rabbit.
- In 'AYANAGI April Fools Series', he is a 'waitress' at Ryokan Hiragian.
- In 'AYANAGI IF Series' post card set, he is a police officer.
- Based on Star-Myu Q&A Volume 2:
- People's first impression of him is 'cute' or they mistaken him to be a girl which he finds it rude.
- He is confident in his singing and dancing (otherwise, he wouldn't be attending Ayanagi Gakuen). He believes confidence is needed for plays.
- His weakness is Tatsumin.
- His nicknames in middle school were 'Akira' and 'Ugayan'.
- He likes riding on airplanes as he feels floaty when the plane takes off.
- In his report book, 'He speaks out his thoughts in any situation.' is written. There isn't a bad thing written about him.
- He doesn't like splatter films. Unfortunately for him, Tatsumi has recently become addicted to horror movies and whenever there is a splattering of blood in the movie, Toraishi would laugh. He can't believe it.
- The first thing he does in the morning is change his clothes as he feels weird remaining in his pajamas.
- His favourite foods are tofu and dried beancurd.
- He spends his day off emailing and phoning his local friends. Since middle school, he lived in Kyoto. He is still not used to traveling by train in Tokyo.
- One bad thing about himself is that he is unable to grow taller even after drinking milk.
- His favourite place is Kyoto (where he came from).
- He deals with stress by talking to his friends.
- He wants to change roommates and seats. Being roommates and classmates with Inumine drains out all the oxygen around him.
- He is good at music and english.
- He is bad at physical education. He hates marathon in particular.
- Between sleep and meals, he choses sleep as meals could be replenished with other nourishment.
- His favourite drink is anything that is not carbonated.
- He is clumsy with his hands and is weak at working.
- He likes all weathers except for rain.
- Last words: "What do I have to do if I want to see us succeed? Even if we're not the ones being cheered on, I've decided to make Team Hiragi the best."
- Meaning of Ugawa's name:
- 卯 (U) : rabbit in Chinese zodiac
- 川 (Gawa) : stream, river
- 晶 (Akira) : sparkle, clear, crystal
List of Songs
See also: Team Hiragi's List of Songs
- Sparkling Sparkle ☆ (キラメキラキラ☆ Kiramekirakira ☆?) (Duet with Inumine Seishiro)
- Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!! (花道 ∞ Go All Out!! Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!!?) (with Hoshitani Yuta, Nayuki Toru, Tengenji Kakeru, Kuga Shu and Toraishi Izumi)
- Dream Bud (ユメツボミ Yume Tsubomi?) (Duet with Nayuki Toru)
- Gift ～Curtain Call～ (Gift ～カーテンコール～ Gift ～Kātenkōru～?) (with all cast members)
|Team Otori||Hoshitani Yuta • Nayuki Toru • Tsukigami Kaito • Tengenji Kakeru • Kuga Shu|
|Team Hiragi||Tatsumi Rui • Sawatari Eigo • Ugawa Akira • Toraishi Izumi • Inumine Seishiro|
|Team Akatsuki||Isshiki Kanade • Jumonji Ryosuke • Yurino Mayu • Chigira Wataru • Manjome Koji|
|Team Sazanami||Kitahara Ren • Nanjo Koki • Nakakouji Haruma • Toudou Hajime • Kozai Yuharu|
|Team Yuzuriha||Ageha Riku • Hachiya So • Koumoto Tetsuya • Keihi Rei • Arisaka Kazuomi|
|New Kao Council||Shiki Toma • Fuyusawa Ryo • Kasugano Shion • Irinatsu Masashi • Chiaki Takafumi|
|Kao Council||Otori Itsuki • Hiragi Tsubasa • Akatsuki Kyoji • Yuzuriha Christian Lion • Sazanami Sakuya|
|Ancient||Tsukigami Haruto • Uozumi Asaki • Saotome Ritsu • Futaba Taiga|
|Other Characters||Nayuki Yuki • Nayuki Tsumugi • Tavian • Hiragi Sougen|